This lecture introduces the student to "engineered materials." This is an all-encompassing term that includes ordinary materials, mixtures, metamaterials, and photonic crystals. While ordinary materials are discussed very briefly, the lecture focuses on mixtures and the effects of particle shape, etc. Metamaterials and photonic crystals are introduced, but are discussed in later lectures.
This course by Dr. Raymond C. Rumpf is intended to teach students about electromagnetic devices and how they may look and operate in coming decades. Special attention will be paid to periodic structures, metamaterials, and structures fabricated by 3D printing. Devices will be designed and analyzed using tools developed during the prerequisite course “Computational Electromagnetics” as well as some new tools developed in this course.